Modern Trains and Splendid Stations: Architecture and Design for the Twenty-first Century :: Martha Thorne soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Merrell, 2001, Paperback.
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago, 8th December to 29th July 2002. Includes: Building elevations; Floor plans; Colour photographs; Colour drawings; Coloured maps);
From the cover: Inter-city rail travel is one of the dominant facts of modern life. From the early nineteenth century, when the first train stations cathedrals of technology, buildings without precedent in the history of architecture were constructed, these focal points of transportation have enjoyed a unique status in public life. They have come a long way from the simple wooden shed erected in Liverpool, England, in 1830.
In the wake of the rail renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, new train stations, from the U.S. to Japan, must respond to increasingly complex challenges, as high-speed trains become more and more common and the next generation of magnetically levitated trains approaches. The state-of-the…
160 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 9½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Architecture catalogue?